Rivne is a city of regional importance and a significant center of state culture – there are theaters (regional drama theater, puppet and several studio theaters), the Philharmonic, a hall of chamber and organ music, a number of museums, palaces and houses of culture, cinemas, numerous libraries.
Rivne Regional Museum of Local Lore is the main and largest (approximately 140,000 museum exhibits) collection of materials and objects of material and spiritual culture of Rivne region. The Amber Museum was opened in the summer of 2010, where jewelry and paintings, unique amber ingots found in the Rivne region, as well as clothes and shoes decorated with this stone are presented.
Rivne gives the impression of a green city, because on one of the central streets of the city there are several large parks, in addition, in the center of the central park. Taras Shevchenko actually “moves” to the Youth Park. The Rivne Zoo, which is considered one of the best in the country, operates on the outskirts of the city.
Interestingly, over its long history the city became the capital of various state formations in the XX century for three times.
The most famous and significant among the monuments of history and culture are: Basivkut settlement (XI-XIII centuries), Church of the Assumption (Omelyanivka) (XVIII century), Church of St. Anthony (XIX century, now the organ hall), Holy Resurrection Cathedral (XIX century), Church of St. Stephen (XIX century), Brewery (XIX century), Memorial Complex “Sosonki” (XX century), Holy Intercession Cathedral (XXI century) and others.
For active recreation and leisure there is a unique climbing wall “Kozak” and “Up with a tremor”, Rivne mototrack, architectural complex “Mysterious dungeons of Rivne” and the Park of historical reconstruction “Ostvitsya settlement” on the shores of Lake Basiv Kut, where you can ride on wooden boats, which is a reconstructed copy of the Viking drakes.